DENVER (VINnews) — Denver Councilwoman Candi Cdebaca is taking heat for a tweet, in which she supports inflicting bodily harm on those with different beliefs than her.
In a since deleted tweet sent on Friday, an account called @SuePersists wrote “For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can.”
Cdebaca then quoted the tweet and responded, “#Solidarity Yaaaas!!”.
The tweet racked up thousands of replies.
In response to the outrage that followed, CdeBaca’s office released the following statement:
“Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a “hoax” no more dangerous than the common flu. Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead.”
The Colorado Republican Party was not ready to let CdeBaca get away with explaining the tweet away as mere “sarcasm,” and released the following statement:
“Councilwoman CdeBaca praising a social media post calling for Trump supporters to be infected with the coronavirus is simply disgusting. There can be no room in our politics for wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs. Democrats in Colorado and across the country need to condemn this evil statement,” “In light of these comments, the Colorado Republican Party is calling on Councilwoman CdeBaca to resign immediately.”